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20 Best Savory Scones (With Ham, Cheese, Bacon & More)

Any dessert lover can attest to how delicious scones are. But have you ever tried savory scones

If not, you’re in for a treat because they’re just as amazing as sweet ones. With combos like bacon and cheddar and feta and spinach, they’re simply irresistible.

Savory scones in wooden board.
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They have the same great texture as dessert scones. Their outsides are flaky, crunchy, and melt-in-your-mouth incredible. Their insides are moist, tender, warm, and delicious. 

They remind me a little of freshly baked biscuits with a crunchier texture. Get ready to fall in love with the wonderful world of savory scones!

1. Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

If you’re in the mood for something warm and comforting, it’s hard to beat a classic. Ham and cheese anything always hits the spot!

And when I tell you these scones are one of the best ways to enjoy ham and cheese, I’m not exaggerating. 

The flaky, melt-in-your-mouth texture. The rich, savory flavors of ham, garlic, cheddar, and chives. Everything about these scones is absolutely perfect. 

2. Savory Scones with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

These delightfully textured scones with bacon, cheese, and chives are a flavor explosion.

The saltiness of the bacon offers the perfect contrast to the creamy cheddar. And the chives give them a nice pop of color.

What’s not to love? 

3. Savory Scones with Gruyere, Prosciutto, and Green Onion

These scones are reminiscent of bacon and cheddar, but they’re a bit more sophisticated.

That’s what makes them an excellent choice for more formal occasions. 

Replace bacon with prosciutto and take the cheese game up a notch with Gruyere instead of cheddar. They’re a salty, savory masterpiece everyone will love. 

4. Herb Parmesan Scones

Need a vegetarian-friendly option? Try herb parmesan scones. They’re cheesy, buttery, and spectacularly yummy.

The sharpness of the parmesan is so good, you won’t even miss the meat in these babies.

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5. Pesto Scones

Keep things simple with these flavorful pesto scones. They require fewer than 10 ingredients but are overflowing with flavor. 

The parmesan and cheddar make them extra cheesy. But the sun-dried tomato pesto is the real star of the show. They’re like a 5-star Italian meal without all the mess. 

6. Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Savory Scones

Here’s another superb scone recipe to take your tastebuds on a Mediterranean journey. They combine sun-dried tomatoes and black olives. 

The secret ingredient (sour cream) adds tons of moisture and a tangy taste. They go well with any soup, salad, or Mediterranean meal. 

7. Shallot, Jalapeno, Goat Cheese, and Honey Scones

In the mood for something with a bit more heat? Try these jalapeno-infused scones. And don’t let the ingredient list throw you!

I know honey, shallots, jalapenos, and goat cheese don’t sound complementary, but they are. These scones capture all the best flavors in every bite. 

They’re sweet, savory, spicy, tangy, and umami-packed. Forget serving them alongside anything. No main course can compare to these. 

8. Cheddar Cheese Scones

Cheddar cheese scones are another option for those who like to keep it simple. These vegetarian-friendly scones are cheesy, savory, and spicy.

These’re like a hotter, crunchier, flakier version of cheese biscuits. You’ll flip for them!

9. Double Cheese Scones

Speaking of cheesy, it’s hard to beat double cheese scones. They’re loaded with sharp, tangy cheddar and ooey-gooey mozzarella. 

You can add a little dill to give them a rich, herby flavor, but they don’t need it. Their buttery, cheesy goodness is tasty enough. 

10. Feta Scones with Dill and Chives

These meatless scones contain delicious feta cheese, fresh dill, and earthy chives. 

They’re similar to the double cheese scones above. However, these are tangier, more herby, and not quite as cheesy.

If you’re an herb lover like me, you’ll appreciate them. 

11. Feta and Spinach Scones

If you’re looking for somewhat healthier scones, try this recipe with feta and spinach. They contain spinach, garlic, yogurt, and whole wheat flour.

Plus, they’re convenient to make. They use several ingredients, but most of them are everyday pantry staples.

They need another 20 minutes to bake. But still, that puts you at just over 35 minutes to make eight scones from scratch.

12. Sun-Dried Tomato Scones

Perhaps you’ve already guessed, but if not, I have a secret to tell you. Sun-dried tomatoes taste spectacular in scones.

They’re wonderfully flavorful, taste great in scones, and add a pop of bright color. 

These scones also come with pepper, cayenne, fresh rosemary, and more. The course sugar sprinkled on top is the icing on the cake!

13. Lemon Rosemary Scones

Lemon rosemary scones walk the line between sweet and savory. The rosemary flavor edges them into the savory camp. 

However, the bright, tart lemon and the sugar garnish make them dessert-like, too.

Sweet or savory, there’s no denying that these fresh, zingy scones are delicious. 

14. Pizza Scones

Pizza scones are some of my absolute favorites. After all, you really can’t go wrong with pizza in any form!

Think of these scones as pizza with an extra crunchy crust.

This recipe has all the cheesy, tomato, and pepperoni flavors of pizza. But you serve it up in a portable scone.

15. Irish Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Beer Bread Scones

Although these scones aren’t as crispy as others, they’re still pretty amazing. The beer gives them a lot of moisture, making them more tender than crunchy.

They take some time to make, but they’re worth it. They have a warm, earthy, robust taste that’s impossible to resist. 

I love to serve these with hot soup to dip them in.

16. Cheddar and Cream Cheese Scones with Garlic and Herbs

Everything you need to know about these tasty scones is in the title. They’re scones. With cheddar. And cream cheese. And garlic. And herbs. 

They’re beyond fantastic!

If you make them, don’t be afraid to add different herbs. I must have thrown half my spice rack in there, plus a ton of fresh herbs, too. 

The final product was fresh, cheesy, and good enough to weaken my knees. 

17. Zucchini Cheddar Scones

These simple, 40-minute scones are another good option for veggie lovers. The zucchini’s mild, earthy flavor pairs surprisingly well with the sharp cheddar. 

Plus, the sour cream adds moisture and a delightful sour cream tang. These taste great with salads, lean proteins, or other main courses. 

They’re also excellent for snacking on by themselves. 

18. Sausage Cheddar Scones

Craving scones for breakfast? These sausage cheddar scones are just the thing. They’re a savory morning treat with just a hint of sweetness from the maple syrup. 

Cheese, sausage, syrup, and scones? That’s a winning breakfast combination if I’ve ever heard one. 

19. Cheesy Wild Garlic Scones

If you’re a garlic lover who’s never had wild garlic, you’re in for a treat. It has a similar taste to its more common counterpart. 

However, it’s fresher, more herbal, and quite distinctive. It’s like garlic but slightly more delicate. And it pairs splendidly with cheddar. 

Unlike many scones on this list, these are also super quick and easy to make.

20. Parmesan Pumpkin Scones

Like the lemon scones above, these are both sweet and savory. They have loads of pumpkin yumminess in every bite. (Plus a little sugar to sweeten them up.) 

But there’s also parmesan, sage, pepitas, and pecans. That makes these scones sweet, savory, nutty, earthy, and herby. 

They’re like an entire Thanksgiving dinner wrapped in one flaky, buttery scone. 

20 Best Savory Scones (With Ham, Cheese, Bacon & More)

Once you try these savory scones, you’ll never go back to sweet! From ham and cheese to herb parmesan to bacon and cheddar, you’ll love them all!


  • Savory Ham & Cheese Scones

  • Savory Scones with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

  • Savory Scones with Gruyere, Prosciutto, and Green Onion

  • Herb Parmesan Scones

  • Pesto Scones

  • Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Savory Scones

  • Shallot, Jalapeno, Goat Cheese, and Honey Scones

  • Cheddar Cheese Scones

  • Double Cheese Scones

  • Feta Scones with Dill and Chives

  • Feta and Spinach Scones

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Scones

  • Lemon Rosemary Scones

  • Pizza Scones

  • Irish Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Beer Bread Scones

  • Cheddar and Cream Cheese Scones with Garlic and Herbs

  • Zucchini Cheddar Scones

  • Sausage Cheddar Scones

  • Cheesy Wild Garlic Scones

  • Parmesan Pumpkin Scones


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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